Arlington, Va. (2/3/18) – The Kean University men's volleyball team split in action out of state on Saturday afternoon, falling to #11 Marymount University, 3-1 and defeating Lancaster Bible College, 3-0.
#11 Marymount 3, #6 Kean 1 (28-26, 17-25, 18-25, 15-25)
Set one was a nip and tuck battle from the start as the Cougars finally broke through in extra time. Tied at 26-all, a kill from senior Jarod Warner and a block from Warner and Brandon Lee gave Kean (7-2, 0-1 CVC) a set one win.
In the second set the Saints broke a four-all tie and used a 5-1 run to take the lead and held that advantage throughout for a set two win.
After taking an early lead in the third set, the Saints battled back and took the lead for good on a kill from TJ Wiechecki.
Marymount then cruised in the final set to earn the conference match win.
Kean 3, Lancaster Bible 0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-13)
After a see-saw battle early in the nightcap, the Cougars broke an eight-all tie with a kill from Jacob Milnazik and would go on a 9-3 run to widen the gap and cruise to a set one win.
The Cougars took an early lead as Milnazik broke a 4-4 tie to give Kean a lead they would not relinquish in the set. The Chargers clawed back to within two late (21-19), but a service error and attack error helped Kean keep the lead intact for a second two win.
Kean raced out to a 6-0 lead behind the serving of Ian Capp and led from start to finish in the final set. Capp capped off the win with an ace, one of three in the match, to help the Cougars split in action on the day.
The Cougars stay on the road (for the whole month of February) and will travel to face Wilkes University and Arcadia University in one week.